Dosbox and Vista. [Howto]

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Dosbox and Vista. [Howto]

Post by dosraider » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:41 pm

Installing and running Dosbox 0.73 on Vista
Download "Windows 0.73 Win32 installer" from http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
Run the installer. Accept everything.
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Next important step: create a folder to use as virtual C:\ in dosbox.
Open 'computer', browse to c:\users\your name\ and create a new folder named oldgames.

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Now open your start menu, open dosbox menu items, open configuration,
click on edit configuration, will open your dosbox 0.73 config file in notepad.
*If you want multiple personalised conf files read the dosbox readme to know how to proceed, but for most users the default config file will do fine*
Scroll the whole way down to header [autoexec] and add:

mount c "c:\users\your name\oldgames"
c:


Save and exit.
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Run dosbox now, if you did it all correctly dosbox will start up with a C:\ prompt ready.

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Using a virtual C located in your personal folders will avoid getting all kind of troubles installing/saving games running in dosbox 0.73 / Vista.

If you have a partitioned harddisk, you also simply can create an 'oldgames' folder on your D: partition (or E: F: ...).
Adapt your mount lines accordingly.
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Post by dosraider » Thu May 13, 2010 5:33 am

**UPDATE**

Dosbox 0.74 is released, that's the one you should have now.

Almost everything is the same, except you'll find the dosbox conf edit in 'options'.

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http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
If for some reason you want to keep an older version of dosbox besides 0.74, no problem, they won't interfere with each other.
==> But do NOT use the ol'dosbox conf files with 0.74.
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